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Powerful eye-witness account connects HIV/AIDS Crisis with Climate Action

In February at the Creating Change Conference in Denver, I got to c0-facilitate a workshop, A Queer Response to Climate Change, with Keisha McKenzie, J Mase III, and Rev. Nancy Wilson, moderator of the Metropolitan Community Church. Nancy has served the LGBTQ community since the 1970’s and was on the front lines of HIV/AIDS activists when our ancestors had to Act Up for justice. Silence_equals_death

As part of our workshop, I interviewed Nancy about the early HIV/AIDS struggle and asked about lessons we learned that we can apply to our current climate crisis. She speaks eloquently about times in history when we take the risks for justice and life. She connects the movements so beautifully–queer liberation, #BlackLivesMatter, and climate change. She also reminds us that we have strength when faced with a crisis. Here is her interview as it appears in Episode 24 of the Climate Stew Show.

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Peterson Toscano is a quirky queer Quaker concerned about Climate Change. His website is www.petersontoscano.com

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